Faculty Lead & Teacher, 4th & 5th Grade Teacher
She fell in love with teaching as a newlywed in Germany, when she volunteered in the Department of Defense School’s Child Development Center. She discovered children were a tremendous source of energy and inspiration and has been following her passion in education ever since.
Carrie has taught at various schools in California and Colorado and has specialized in English language acquisition. She holds a Master of Education from the University of Oklahoma, a Master of Arts from the University of Denver, and a Bachelor of Science from Wake Forest University.
Carrie keeps busy at home with two teenage sons, two crazy dogs, and one super sweet ball python. She also enjoys indoor rock climbing, Spartan obstacle races, reading, and cooking.
Teacher, Kindergarten and 1st Grade
She began as an after school teacher and went on to become the kindergarten teacher. Katie has been on the Wilkinson staff for 11 years. While working at Wilkinson, Katie fell in love with roller skating and began playing competitive roller derby. She took a teaching hiatus for a few years and played roller derby all over the world, everywhere from Paris to Montreal. She loves to inspire children to find their passion just as she found hers.
When Katie is not teaching you can find her shopping at the farmers market or on her skates at the skatepark. She also loves reading a good book and snuggling her cat.
Teacher, 2nd and 3rd Grade
She has a genuine love of young children and knew from an early age that she would most likely become a teacher. She enjoys introducing students to plant and animal life through various activities and encourages children to lead a healthy and well-balanced lifestyle.
Jessica was born in San Francisco and raised primarily in the nearby town of Pacifica, California. She began her education at the age of three at the Children’s School in Park Pacifica. She later went back to volunteer at the school as a sixth grader and ultimately began her career there in early education at the age of 22. She graduated from St. Ignatius College Preparatory in San Francisco and later the University of San Francisco. Jessica taught young children in both Pacifica and Millbrae for nine years before becoming the kindergarten teacher at St. Cornelius School in Richmond, California. She left the St. Cornelius community after five years to have her baby girl and then joined the Wilkinson staff.
Jessica lives in Moss Beach with her 4-year-old daughter, Emma, whom she adores. You will often see Miss Jessica out and about taking Emma on bike or scooter rides down to the marine reserve nearby. In her free time, she loves visiting her extended family in Hawaii and enjoying outdoor activities, especially water skiing and snow skiing.
Teacher, Middle School
She loves the relationships she is able to formulate with his students in a multi-age classroom and the freedom she’s allowed at the school to bring new ideas and infuse some excitement to the curriculum. Having the opportunity to teach nearly all subjects makes every day different, and she is thankful to be working with such a small, delightful group of students, acting as both a teacher and a mentor.
Kimberly joined Wilkinson School in 2018. She has also been actively involved in developing programs for students and teachers outside the classroom, especially programs focused on social emotional development and educational technology. Kimberly holds a Master of Education from the University of California, Davis, and a Bachelor’s in Liberal Arts with a minor in Math from California State University, Sacramento. When not in her classroom, you might find Kimberly running the Coastal Trail, playing board games, or deeply engrossed in a Brandon Sanderson novel.
Narnia: After School Manager and Teaching Assistant
Norma has a deep affection for children, which shows in the relationships she has with her students. She feels it is important to teach little ones basic life skills so they can thrive.
Originally from Alisco, Mexico, she then moved to Half Moon Bay, where she started an in-home daycare. Norma is happily married and has two children, Angie and Diego. She refers to them as her sun and moon. Her favorite pastimes are listening to instrumental music and cooking with her kids.
Her career in education began with four years as a substitute teacher in Southern California where she gained experience with all grade levels, from kindergarten through high school. She discovered a particular joy in helping young students develop their love of learning while also rekindling a passion for children’s literature. On moving to the Bay Area, Kristin secured a position as an instructional assistant in special education at Woodside Elementary School.
Kristin grew up in Southern California, but found her true home here on the Coastside. When she’s not in the classroom, Kristin enjoys beach combing, crafting, or baking with her daughter, photography, and reading. She says that Wilkinson is a perfect fit for her and for her daughter.
Art has been a huge part of Andrea’s life, beginning around 3rd grade, and she values what art education brings to children as they develop into well rounded individuals. She is very excited to be working with our students and sharing her passion for art throughout the Wilkinson community.
Kristin has enjoyed working with students with learning differences since 2004 and created a blog called Demystify Dyslexia to support families with understanding LD. She has taught at Charles Armstrong School and eventually started a private practice working one on one with students with dyslexia.
While in Juneau, AK she met her husband, and they moved to San Francisco in 2004. They now have two children. When she is not teaching you might find her on a spin bike at the Y or hiking in the woods. My family loves to camp, mountain bike, ski, and travel in the summer. She loves working at Wilkinson and is happy to be part of this special community!
As a parent of two boys at Wilkinson, she is well acquainted with the unique needs of students, faculty, and families.
Her family chose Wilkinson School for her two boys because of its individualized education and close-knit community. Summer is also a Wilkinson School board member since 2017.